Portrayed by Barry Pepper and Winona Ryder, their characters were on the brink of divorce as the alcohol consumption affected their loved ones and job opportunities.
Alcohol which ran rampant among Bill Wilson, his coworkers and Lois’s closest confidantes, she begged the question as to whether if her husband truly loved her enough to stop his drinking in time to save the marriage or leave to fend for himself.
The dedication, patience and love she had for her husband speaks volumes about Lois Wilson. She was a faithful wife, defending Bill even though she knew about his social drinking issues and the possible outcome of becoming homeless if he did not hit rock bottom.
A powerful message we all can grasp from this story is to help those you love the most. But when they do not have the willpower to push forward, take a few leaps back and let them struggle until they bounce back after hitting rock bottom. It takes more than tough love to demonstrate that life is not easy breezy and with their actions have consequences. Love can turn into resentment at an instant rate if you give up quickly. It’s better to take a few step back and let that individual endure hardships that can either make or break them. However, with your trust and patience, your bond for one another can grow stronger.